The CR500 provided four single-ended (two differential) analog inputs, two pulse counters, two switched excitation channels, and one control port. It used the CR10KD for on-site interrogation, as well as the same power supplies, sensors, and communication methods as the CR10X.
PC208W versions 2.3 or greater provided EDLOG support for those customers whose applications required programming beyond the scope of Short Cut. It required PC208W or PC208 for non-direct communications.
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The CR500 has battery-backup RAM. If power is lost, final storage data is still retained. When power is restored, final storage data can be accessed. There is 64kB for final storage data grouped in four 16kB sectors. When memory is full, the 16kB sector with the oldest data is completely erased. The new data is stored in that sector.
Communication is done through the CS/IO port on the CR500 at 300, 1200 or 9600 bits per second, 8 data bits, no parity, 1 stop bit and no flow control.
The CR510 has all the channels, features, and instructions that the CR500 has, in addition to the following: